Photography by Todd Sloan
Misty Copeland – The New Albany Student Lecture Series
Copeland shared words of encouragement with 125 dancers in attendance from BalletMet Dance Academy, Broadway Bound Dance Center, New Albany Ballet Company, New Vision Dance Co. and Pinnell Dance Center.
NEW VISION DANCE COMPANY APPOINTS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Nathan Nitczynski brings passion and experience, will provide immediate impact to non-profit performing arts organization
Written by: Meg Michaelian
NEW ALBANY, Ohio - January 2024- Accomplished dancer and choreographer Nathan Nitczynski has been appointed as the new Executive Director of New Vision Dance Company. Nitczynski’s duties in his new role include supporting the non-profit’s dancers and productions, as well as community outreach efforts and dance workshops.
Previously, Nitczynski held leadership roles on executive boards for Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers, Western Pennsylvania Career Services Association, and the Erie Dance Consortium. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from Thiel College and a Master of Science in Education in College Counseling from Youngstown State University. Beyond the dance arena, Nitczynski held various roles as a communication department professor, academic support counselor, and career development counselor. Currently, he is an academic advisor at Otterbein University.
Nitczynski’s involvement with New Vision Dance Company includes stage managing Up Close and Personal Volume VI, serving as the chairperson for the Inaugural New Albany Dance Festival International Dance Concert, and producing Carnival Of Wonders: Dancing Under The Big Top. “Nathan is a kindred spirit,” says New Vision’s Founder and Artistic Director Melissa Gould. “He and I have so much in common and his vision for the company is exciting! I am honored to work with him and bring him into this new role.”
Nathan has “the perfect combination of knowledge, experience, and skill,” according to Dr. Sandra Solano, President of New Vision’s Board of Directors, “with a commitment to and excitement about the company’s mission. I am so proud and happy that he accepted this position to contribute to the company's long-term strategic vision.” With a decade of experience in coaching and leadership in the dance world, Nitczynski brings passion and gratitude for the performing arts community to his new role.